Fingertips Typing Services

Academic Editing Services


We work for a wide range of respected universities and institutions within and beyond the UK, providing academic editing services across all academic disciplines.

We’re aware of the many hours, days and weeks that go into producing works of academic writing, and how important publication and successful funding is to the furtherance of your academic reputation and career, as well as the credibility and stability of your department and university. Once you have your paper, dissertation, funding grant application, proposal, article or thesis ready, turn to our academic editing services for support to get it submission ready.

Hand holding pen for academic editing

Our skilled and meticulous team are highly experienced in editing academic writing and no subject is too complex – we will consider all specialisms.

Types of document you may require editing include:

  • Applications
  • CVs
  • Theses
  • Dissertations
  • Research papers
  • Essays
  • Assignments
  • Interview transcripts
  • Journals
  • Books
  • Conference papers
  • Statements
  • Text books
  • Press releases
  • Marketing materials
  • Reports
  • Training  materials

What will we check for?

  • Spelling and grammar
  • Grammar and syntax
  • Punctuation
  • Style and tone
  • Abbreviations, acronyms and numbers
  • Consistency in layout, font and headings
  • We can add comments where we think the client will need to read our opinions

How we work

  • When we receive your document from you, we will carefully note the instructions you have provided and when you need the editing to be completed by.  We will ensure we know the style you require, where you need the paragraph indentations, which style headings and sub headings you require, if you need tables and diagrams inserted, line numbering, what font you require, whether you require British or American English and so on.  We can also produce a tracked changes version in order that you can see what we have changed.  We will find an editor experienced in your industry and ensure they can meet the deadline.

    We can provide you with a sample to ensure you are happy with the document before we complete the whole project.

    We can insert comments including analysis, proposed solutions and suggestions.

    We understand that academic editing requires specialist skills and expertise.  Our editors will apply their academic editing, language, accuracy and word processing skills to ensure your finished document is suitable for its intended use.


  • Fingertips are registered with The Data Protection Act.  Our transcribers all sign confidentiality agreements.

    Our file transfer system uses secure HTTPS and TLS (Transport Layer Security) processing. This ensures that files being uploaded and downloaded across the Internet are encrypted for added privacy.

    Files on our servers also employ “Encryption At Rest”. This means that even in the unlikely event that stored files would be misplaced or stolen they are encrypted with AES-256. In addition, the three components of Encryption At Rest (encrypted files, encryption keys, and encryption/decryption processing) are each on separate servers.


    Please contact us today for a no obligation quote on our academic editing services.